The Futurist teach that there are TWO UNFORGIVABLE SINS.
One is found in the Gospels: Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. The other is found in Futurist-Left Behind doctrine: Receiving the Mark of the Beast. I have already repented of the latter, will you? – Or will you be condemned by extra-biblical doctrine?
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
! BE THE CHURCH AT YOUR HOUSE !
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (Mat 24:23-26)
- 1. Paul said “forsake not the gathering of yourselves together,”
- 2. Jesus said “where two or more are gathered in my name I will be in the midst of them.”
- 3. The scripture says, “God places the solitary in homes.”
We have Church! In my home and your home. Now we teach others to be the Church in their own homes. We invite the solitary and others to join us, then duplicate us. We visit others’ home church, a different home once every month, being hospitable, learning hospitality, becoming intimate in friendship and fellowship with one another. This is the Gospel model of the New Testament Church. All of the family home churches in my town constitute “the church at MyTown” because the people are the church!
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so:
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Mat 7:13-14)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Mat 7:21-23)
II. A second beast appears, – a lamb-like beast; subordinate to the former, but exercising his authority, and by force and fraud (spake as a dragon) causing men to worship the first beast.
At the close of the final edition of his Horae Apocalypticae about 1860, E. B. Elliot could not have guessed that America in the next century would develop to fulfill every description of the Lamb Like Earth Beast, including making an Image of the Sea Beast which Image has now fully begun to wield World Governing Authority under the auspices of the head wounded by the sword at the end of its 1260 year reign about 1798, but now healed of that wound since 1929. Continue reading Revelation Chapter 13, the Days in Which We Live PRTV 20150916 →